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Researcher List >> HOMMERICH CAROLA


AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology
Job titleProfessor
DegreeDr. rer. pol (Sociology)(University of Cologne), Magistra Artium (Sociology, English Literature, Japanese Studies)(University of Cologne)
Research funding number60770302
J-Global ID201501009203770239

Research Interests

Attitudes towards climate change ,Risk Society ,Subjective Well-being ,Social Capital ,International Comparison ,Social Stratification ,Class Identification ,Sociology

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology / 

Research History

Sep 2022
Sophia University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology, Professor   
Sep 2019
Sep 2022
Sophia University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology, Associate Professor   
Sep 2015
Sep 2019
Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Department of Sociology  Associate Professor 
Apr 2008
Aug 2015
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo  Senior Research Fellow 
Nov 2013
Dec 2013
University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of East Asian Studies  Adjunt Lecturer 


Apr 2004
Mar 2008
University of Cologne Dr. rer. pol. (Sociology), Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences 
Oct 1997
Mar 2004
University of Cologne Magistra Artium (Sociology, English Literature, Japanese Studies), Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

Committee Memberships

Oct 2022
Psychologia  Editorial board member
Apr 2022
Senshu University, Center for Social Well-being Studies  Research fellow
German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences  Executive Board (Second Vice President)
Dec 2011
German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)  Organizer of the “Sociology and Social Anthropology” section
Nov 2021
Nov 2023
Japan Sociological Society  Board Member (International Liaison Committee)


Sep 2023
Japanese Psychological Association, Outstanding Paper Award,Determinants of Interdependent Happiness Focusing on the Role of Social Capital: Empirical Insight From Japan. Japanese Psychological Review, 2022, 64(2): 205-221
Carola Hommerich Susumu Ohnuma Kazushige Sato Shogo Mizutori 
Feb 2017
Hokkaido University, President's Award for Outstanding Education
Carola Hommerich 
VSJF, VSJF-Award for the best German language article on Japan in the social sciences by a young researcher 2011/2012
Carola Hommerich 
Körber Stiftung, German Young Researcher Award (Deutscher Studienpreis, third place)
Carola Hommerich 
Winner of the Essay Competition „Japan – my view“ by DAAD and the Language Institute of Northrhine-Westfalia, Bochum
Carola Hommerich 


Carola Hommerich   Susumu Ohnuma   Kazushige Sato   Shogo Mizutori   
Japanese Psychological Research      Mar 2022   [Refereed]
Hiroshi Kanbayashi   Carola Hommerich   Naoki Sudo   
理論と方法 (Sociological Theory and Methods)   36(2) 260-278   Mar 2022   [Invited]
真鍋一史   Wolfgang Jagodzinski   Eldad Davidov   Hermann Duelmer   Carola Hommerich   
関西学院大学社会学部紀要   133 87-106   Mar 2020   
Nate Breznau   Carola Hommerich   
Social Science Research   81 170-191   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Carola Hommerich   Toru Kikkawa   
Social Science Japan Journal   22(1) 11-24   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Since the economic boom of the 1970s, Japan was generally discussed as a mass middle-class society. This image was based less on objective status indicators and more on the fact that over 90% of Japanese self-identify as middle class. Even with an...

Books and Other Publications

Wolfgang Jagodzinski, Kazufumi Manabe, Hermann Dülmer, Carola Hommerich, Eldad Davidov(Part:Joint author, pp. 99-121)
Springer Singapore   2023   
櫻井 義秀, 猪瀬 優理, 川又 俊則, 遠山 景広, カローラ・ホメリヒ, 清水 香基, 翁 康健, 佐藤 千歳, 樋口 麻里, 工藤 遥, 坂無 淳, 中西 尋子, 道信 良子, 横山 穰, 片桐 資津子, 金 昌震, 伍 嘉誠, 横山 聖美, 竹中 健(Part:Contributor, 「第4章 若者のウェルビーイング:多様化する若者とその幸福像(カローラ・ホメリヒ・清水香基・翁康健)」)
Hokkaido University Press   Nov 2022   (ISBN:9784832968875)
Carola Hommerich, Koki Shimizu (edited, by Toru Kikkawa, Ryotaro Hazama(Part:Joint author, 若者の人生評価。「幸福」と呼ばれる理想の適応(pp. 87-106))
Osaka University Press   10 Apr 2019   (ISBN:487259679X)


Carola Hommerich   Joanna Kitsnik   
Fachgruppensitzung "Soziologie und Sozialanthropologie", Jahrestagung der Vereinigung Sozialwissenschaftlicher Japanforschung 2023   4 Nov 2023   
Joanna Kitsnik   Carola Hommerich   
96th Annual Conference of the Japanese Sociological Society   9 Oct 2023   
Hiroshi Kanbayashi   Carola Hommerich   
96th Annual Conference of the Japanese Sociological Society   9 Oct 2023   
Carola Hommerich (presenting   Naoki Sudo   Hiroshi Kanbayashi   
21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies   23 Aug 2023   
Pre-meeting to ISQOLS 2023, Rotterdam   22 Aug 2023   [Invited]

Professional Memberships

Japanese Association for Statistical Mathematics (JAMS)
German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences
German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)
German Sociolocial Association (GSA)

Research Projects

Decline of the old middle class in Japan: Consequences for social consciousness and political attitudes
Foundation for Research in Science and the Humanities at the University of Zurich: 
David Chiavacci Carola Hommerich 
Project Year: Sep 2021 - Aug 2024
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費助成事業 基盤研究(B)
數土 直紀 前田 忠彦 神林 博史 小林 大祐 永吉 希久子 ホメリヒ カローラ 吉川 徹 
Project Year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2024
Clinical Sociology of Well-being and Well-dying in Super-Aged Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022